Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Today in History: January 30

  • 1862 First American ironclad warship is launched, the USS Monitor.
  • 1894 Charles King patents the pneumatic hammer.
  • 1933 Adolf Hitler becomes Imperial Chancellor of Germany.
  • 1943 Holocaust comes to Letychiv, Ukraine; 7,000 Jews are murdered by the Gestapo.
  • 1948 Indian pacifist Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi is assassinated by a Hindu extremist.
  • 1958 First two-way moving sidewalk in service; 1,425 feet long, at Dallas TX.
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